Monday 29 August 2011


happy blogaversary to me, happy blogaversary to me!!! Lol!!
You may want to get a cuppa at this point, long post warning!!!
Well it's official, it's one year to the day, I jumped into this magical world full of candy, inspiration, challenges and the most wonderful people!!!
Before we get to the candy your dentist will approve of I have a wee card to share!!
And a wee peek inside, I don't know which is more crooked the pic or the layering!!!! Lol!!
I have to say I fell in love with this sketch from cute card thursday and it is definately going into my little folder on my desktop of fav sketches!!!! And don't you just Love love love this sweet Elisabeth Bell image!!! I have a storage desk that has loads of  drawers, and I have had to have a sort out recently because I needed a whole Elisabeth Bell drawer!!!!   I have coloured the image with my copics: trousers, W03, 05, 07, 09. Blouse T01, 03, 05. purples: BV 20, 23, 25. The DPs are a mix of anna griffin and the glorious black and white is Maja! matting is Bazzil victorian iris, I mention this because I searched for the longest time for a cardsock to match the copic BV's Flowers are Wild orchid crafts. and the little bird house charm was from ebay.
The challenges I would like to enter are
 Elisabeth Bells world - Bingo,  charm, ribbon and gems
Now on to the goodies!!! ... no not the comedians from the 70's!!.. phew showing my age again!!! Lol
Just a huge THANKYOU to all my followers and everyone who has been so good to me over the past year.. sorry I have to give a special shout out to Christine (Nana seaside) Who gave me help and advice, when I first started blogging and without whom I don't think I would have gotten this far!! Phew sounds like an Oscar speech!! Lol!! Thankyou Honey!! I love ya!! and now we're on the Totally Tilda team together!!! so to the Deets!!
That's about as arty as my photography gets!!! inc are:
1) LOTV. Christmas dance stamp from the new christmas range
1) fizzy moon, with love stamp
Some Wild orchid crafts flowers and christmas berries
oodles of ribbon.
To qualify just leave a comment (sorry no technology linky thingy for me!!)
Be or become a follower
spread the word and post my candy on your blog, Side bar will do fine.
on the 16th of September I will get No.1 son to pick a number out of the hat (or bowl!!)
Well oodles of love and hugs to you all!!
Jacqui xx

Sunday 28 August 2011

Back to school Tilda!!

Am I showing my age now!! Lol!!! Well over at Totally Tilda this fortnight we are looking for your back to school creations!! Up here in sunny Scotland the kids have been back for over a week, so the tears have died down a little (tears of happiness from the parents that is!!! ROFL!!) Now I didn't have a classic "school" Tilda (baaad Jacqui!!) but hopefully that will show that you can use your other Tildas for this theme!!
I thought this little Tilda looked reasonably "schoolish" albeit a slighty french school girl!! I am rather pleased with the way the colouring came out on this card!! Red is my nemesis, but I have recently taken the plunge with some neenah cardstock and I have to say that it has made an unbelievable difference to my colouring!!! I tried to colour in an image that I had stamped on my previous cardstock and could hardly bear it!!!

image magnolia Tilda
DP - basic grey Oxford
dies - spellbinders
colouring copics - C01,03,05,07,09 R32, 35, 37, 27, 39

The challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
papertake weekly - dies to die for
Stamp something - back to school
Totally Gojuss - as you like it
Totally paper crafts - back to school
Allsorts challenge - back to school
paper play challenge -  back to school
Sassy studio designs - back to school
phew everyone had the same idea this week!!!
Please pop back later I will have some Blogaversary Candy!!!!! lets just say: LOTV,  Wild Orchid Crafts and fizzy moon!!
Jacqui P xx

Sunday 21 August 2011

Can you believe it 2 post in 1 day!!! That makes 3 post in 2 days!!!

Hi All, hope you are all haveing a fab sunday!! me and the family are having a wee BBQ with afternoon to try and make the most of the last of the summer!!
Well I have to slip this challenge in at the last min because over at cupcake craft challenges  they are celebrating their 3rd birthday and have oodles of prizes and candy to be won!!!
And the inside
The DP's are 1st addition desert bloom and are beautiful and glittered, the image and sentiment is LOTV, the flowers are Wild orchid crafts, the card candy is craftwork cards.

I would like to enter this card into:
Simon says stamp and show - bling (glittered paper, flowers, fairy and pearls)
Well I promise not to bug you again today!! Lol!! I will be listing some cards on ebay tonight!
Have a great evening!!
Jacqui P x

Woo Hoo 2 post in 2 days could mojo be back??!!!

Hello I hope your all having a smashing weekend so far!!! We seem to be having a last "hail Mary of a summer here in Dundee!!! the last 2 days have been Terrific!!! Ok not shorts and t-shirt warm but sunny and not cold!! Today I have a very exciting card for me!! I have been trying to get hold of this stamp for years!!!! and have been out bid on ebay more times than I care to count!!! But my lovely friend all the way over the pond Gail,  Lacey Lassy you really must go check out her blog, she has some amazing cards on show, and when you visit tell her Jacqui said to start entering some comps!!!!! lol!!! Anyhoo Gail sent me some fab images and oodles of goodies for my birthday, thanks again hun!! and I have coloured up 3 so far!! Watch this space!!!;) Although since then she has been released by Belles n whistles!!
Ooooohh isn't she lovely!!!!! and  a quick peek inside

 Boy have I enjoyed colouring her in!!!
Stamp - sugar nellie Pickin apples/ belles n whistles sweet apples
copics - So sorry I can't remember, I do remember that her dungerees were coloured with BG, 70, 72, 78 and....... I made a colour between 70 and 72 because they are my fav colours but I felt there was a shade missing!!!
Papers Echo Park - springtime
Flowers and seem binding - Wild orchid crafts
Card candy - craftwork cards
Sentiment  - LOTV!!

The challenges I would like to enter are:
Belles n' Whistles - anything goes
Sketch n' stash - Sketch
Oldie but a goodie - great outdoors (this is the origional sugar nellie rubber version)
Simon says stamp - food and drink (apples!)
Well thats all from me for now!! BTW I have a blogoversary coming up!!! Hmmmm do I smell candy?!!Lol!!
Have a great sunday!
Jacqui P x

Saturday 20 August 2011

Basicgrey challenge - anything goes

Hi all and a happy Saturday to you!!!
This week over at Basicgrey challenge we have a nice easy one!! anything goes:  As Long as it has a basicgrey product of course!  Well this is my fav kind of challenge!! Lol and I decided to ink up one of my new Magnolia stamps to take part!!
 And a little peek inside
I Didn't have a get well sentiment but I thought just sending love works!!!

Paper - Basicgrey Scarlets letter
Flowers and pearls - Wild orchid crafts
Copics - C000, 1, 3, R32, 35, 37. BG0000, 70
lace and ribbon from stash.

The challenges I would like to enter are:
Papertake weekly - Bingo: pearls ribbon and free

Well thats all from me today!! have a wonderful weekend!
thankyou so much for stopping by!
Jacqui P x

Sunday 14 August 2011

Totally Tilda challenge 29 - fit for a princess

I'm here!! Wooo Hooo!! Come on who stole the last few weeks!!! Well I know I have been a bad bloggeer lately between No.1 son on school hols, my Birthday, and still coming to grips with new Fibro Myalgia diagnosis and meds, I just don't know where the time has gone!!! Anyhoo I will try to be better, and Logan goes back to school this week so will have  a little now craft time!!
This week over at Totally Tilda Towers! we want to see all you cards that are fit for a princess!! this means either a princess Tilda or the word pricess or a crown or hey why not all three!!! hehe!!
So I have used princess Tilda, And she has her very own princess castle!! there is actually a ridiculous amount of sparkle on this card, with Stickles on the flowers and Hunkydory diamond sparkles on Tilda and the turrets and gate of castle! Just as usual my photography doesn't show it!! The Fab sentiment is by my Talented teamie Lynne at sentiments 4 you

Stamps- Princess Tilda, Castle is by paper artsy
Paper - Magnolia
Flowers and corner is Wild orchid crafts
Sentiment is from sentiments for you

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
A spoonful of sugar - Happy Birthday
Totally gorjuss - Round and round (round sentiment)
Well that all from me, hopefully it won't be a whole week till we meet again!!
Jacqui P x

Saturday 6 August 2011

Basic grey DT- Sizzling summer - and my baby is home again!!!!!! OMG the Washing!!!!

Wooo Hooo happy saturday all!!! well yesterday was my birthday Woo hoo!! and I spent it alone Aaaaah!!! until 6.45pm when my baby came home from Annual camp after being away for 2 weeks!!! Wooo Hooooooooo!!!!!! but then I opened his kit bags this morning AAaaaarrrrrgggghhhh!!!!! Imagine if you dare a 13 coming up 14 year old boy, away from home for 2weeks, assault courses, parades, field craft (shimmying around in the mud in the woods!!) water sports and 30 degree heat!! yes peeps we ARE talking 20pairs of socks to say the least offensive thing all packed in with everything else!!!!! lets just say, me and the washing machine are going to be besties this week!!!!!
Anyhoo back to the business at hand (will be a quickie have an appt. with maching machine!!) over at Basicgrey challenges we have the challenge of  sizzling summer!! (not seen too much of that here in Dundee!!!) and as ever we have a Fabby prize of a $25 Dollar gift cert from Simon says stamp!!!
Sorry for the dreadful photography!!! Anyway I have used the beautiful sugar nellie/elisabeth bell, "Daisy"  The DP is basicgrey Hopscotch, image is coloured with my copics, the flowers and pearls are as always wild orchid crafts and the sentiment is LOTV.
Thankyou soo very much for popping by..... ho hum back to the stink pile...erm ..I mean washing!!
Wish me luck!!
Jacqui P x